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Yikes and likes

You do not have to like the same things that “everyone” likes: avocado (tastes like phlegm), Method cleaning products (45 subtle variations of Motel Bathroom Scent), games in which balls are hurled, hooped, or walloped (professional backgammon, anyone?). You do not have to hate the same things that “everyone” hates: candy corn (tiny sunrise triangles […]

Viktorious sub ways

When someone would experience something satisfying but small, my Brooklyn-born friend would often say, “That and a token will get you on the subway.” “Grecca said I look spiffy today.” “That and a token will get you on the subway.” “I did not step in cat vomit a single time this week.” “That and a […]

Summon the elements

If you’re old enough to read this, you have been exposed to the elements. One moment, you’re riding out in the country, listening to Aretha Franklin and feeling like fire. Suddenly, for no reason and every reason, the Wall of Sad hits. It sucks the air out of your lungs. It scrapes the skin off […]

Epilogues: December 2022

It is a piece of ancient, not-entirely-accurate Tabby’s Place lore that every one of our residents celebrates their birthday on January 1st. You can understand the reasoning. In most cases, we’ll never know a cat’s actual birth date, except in the case of Kozmo, whose birthday has been scientifically proven to be every day called […]